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I Spy...Conscience Planétaire

In New Scientist, 18 February 2017

Humans evading responsibility yet again in this week’s issue of the New Scientist. Climate change is framed as the cause for animal suffering and extinction, while human destructive activity and crimes against the environment and sentient beings is backgrounded: 505 more words

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I spy...A dog's life

In Metro, 14 February, 2017

Animals are the hidden victims of war and violence, a fact often conveniently overlooked. Throughout the history of human conflict, animals have been used as military tools for war. 769 more words

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I spy... What do bats and monkeys have in common?

In BBC Focus, Feb 2017, p, 14,  and 16

Language. But as I will attempt to demonstrate here, it is only considered in relation to human language and derives its meaning and worthiness through the link to humans. 552 more words

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A dragon, a skull and a king from the Ashmolean.

The Ashmolean in Oxford is such a gem of a museum with wide ranging collections and an exciting schedule of temporary exhibitions.  It’s large enough to get lost in yet small enough to be friendly.   244 more words


Tha street tawk, innit?

In The Voice, January 26-February 1, 2017

“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.”

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I spy... Shark deprived of her mate

In New Scientist, 21 January 2017

The article reports the consequences that led a shark, who was denied company of her male friend, to become pregnant without having a male involved. 724 more words

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I spy... half the world away

In Metro, January 16, 2017

The striking juxtaposition of two items on two halves of the newspaper clearly exposes the values (or lack of such) of western society. 1,172 more words

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